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    Can maggots cause infections in a child?

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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: are white maggots seen in kitchen sink dangerous as my daughter is just 1.5years old.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
They may breed into cockroaches which cause allergic symptoms

Detailed Answer:
Hi....this signifies that there uncovered waste food left in kitchen at night. These maggots may breed into cockroaches which might cause allergic symptoms like wheezing and hyper reactive airways disease. Please get rid of them.

Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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